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Rolex Day-Date 18346 'Diamond Dial'
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When the occasion calls for a heavy hitter watch, nothing beats a diamond-set platinum Day-Date.
Quite literally. Platinum is 34% heavier than 18K gold and that heft is immediately noticeable when picking up this watch. Besides the weight, other noticeable details on this exceptional ref. 18346 are the factory-set diamond bezel and dial. The bezel features exquisite brilliant cut diamonds, while the classic silver dial sports brilliant cut diamond indices with alternating baguettes on the 6 and 9 o’clock positions. A cool detail on platinum Day-Dates is that the diamond markers are slightly bigger compared to those set in gold Day-Dates.
This ref. 18346 dates back to 1991 and is powered by the update caliber 3155 automatic movement with a handy double-quickset function, which allows you to independently adjust the day, date, and time. The 36 mm platinum case is in great condition, with thick lugs and sharp lines. The accompanying platinum President bracelet with concealed clasp is in excellent condition as well.
Rolex Day-DateIn 1956, Rolex introduced one the most iconic watches ever made: the Day-Date. The Day-Date was the first waterproof self-winding chronometer certified wristwatch with a day and date function. And to top it off, it was only available in gold or platinum! Rolex also designed a new three-link bracelet, known as the ‘President,’ to pair with this special watch. With the exception of the most modern executions, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36mm case.Reference 182xxThe 182xxx series Day-Dates were introduced in 1989 and shepherded the line in the modern-era. While the previous 18xxx series Day-Date from 1978 had already introduced a single quickset function for the quick adjustment of the date as well as a sturdy sapphire crystal, the 182xx series saw the unveiling of the new caliber 3155 movement with a double quickset function. This new movement finally allowed all the functions of the watch (time, date, and day) to be adjusted quickly and conveniently through different positions of the crown.